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Israel Decries US Plan to Sanction Regime's Military

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Israel Decries US Plan to Sanction Regime
The sanctions, according to reports, are for human rights violations committed against Palestinians in the West Bank by the battalion's soldiers. There are reports that the Biden administration is set to blacklist the battalion considered elite by the Israel regime's military, NDTV reports.

Netzah Yehuda battalion' soldiers must not be sanctioned, Netanyahu said in a statement on Saturday night, adding, "The intention to impose sanctions is the height of absurdity and a moral nadir ( the lowest point)."

Israeli ministers Itamar Ben Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich also slammed the US move .“Imposing sanctions on our soldiers is a red line," Mr Gvir said, adding that the move was extremely serious and “The members of the Netzah Yehuda must be protected.”

Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich in a statement on social media platform, X, came out strongly against the US plans to impose sanctions on Netzah Yehuda.

Israel waged its brutal war on besieged Gaza on October 7 after Hamas carried out an unprecedented operation against the occupying entity in retaliation for its intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.

Israel has imposed a complete siege on the densely populated territory, cutting off fuel, electricity, food, and water to the more than two million Palestinians living there.